"Is it real?"

posted 1 year ago in Rings
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Bumble bee

“Well it is sitting on my finger right? I promise it’s not an optical illusion.”

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Bee Keeper

Ask them how much their salary is. It’s none of their business about your ring(s), and it’s none of your business about their salary.

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Honey bee

That is such a weird question to ask anyone, especially a total stranger! I know people don’t think before asking, but still… Mine is 1.5c and I think it *looks* smaller since it doesn’t have a halo, and no one has ever asked me that. If someone asked who was like a friend I might be a bit snarky and be like, “no, it’s a figment of your imagination…” but if you’re at work and have to be nice to everyone (eyeroll, I also work in retail…) I would just smile and say “thank you, yes it is,” (whether or not it is a real *diamond,*) and move on.

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Bumble bee

Say, “Why do you ask?”

Best. Response. Ever.

Puts the spotlight back on them and makes them realize how rude and intrusive they’re being. 

Or you could always glance at a piece of jewelry they’re wearing and say, “Is YOURS real?”

Ugh, people infuriate me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bee Keeper

I think they mean to ask if it is a real diamond since some people are wearing white stones as enagement rings that are not diamonds, and they are more likely to be large stones as well.

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Bee Keeper

@red_rose:  Is no-one allowed to know what stone it is?

 

To me, asking specs when you don’t know each other well is rude. Asking what the stone is, is not. It may not have been phrased the best but the meaning was clear.

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Honey bee

@joya_aspera:  I am sure that many will disagree, but I think it’s similar to asking if someone’s boobs are real. Like, would you EVER walk up to someone ask them that?

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Bumble bee

@joya_aspera:  are your teeth real? Are you boobs real? Did you have a c-section or vaginal delivery?

 

Somethings You just don’t ask. This is one of those things according to the OP.

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Bee Keeper

@red_rose:  If I lived in Hollywood or Rio (somewhere where I know a lot of people have fake boobs) maybe I would, but I generally don’t talk about people’s boobs at all to them unless I know them well. Jewellery is not like boobs that way. It is not even a part of one’s body. I do talk to strangers about their clothing and adornment. They usually enjoy talking about it.

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Sugar Beekeeper

Wow some people just have no common sense. Your ring is not obnoxious or anything, SHE was obnoxious. Also you have really pretty hands! 

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